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REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GEORGIA BAR ASSOCIATION, HELD AT HOTEL TYBEE, TYBEE ISLAND,

GEORGIA, MAY 27, 28, 29, 1920.

MORNING SESSION, MAY 27, 1920. The thirty-seventh annual session of the Georgia Bar Association convened in the pavilion of Hotel Tybee, Tybee Island, Georgia, at 12:00 o'clock M., Eastern time. The meeting was called to order by the President, Mr. Luther Z. Rosser, of Atlanta.

The President: The convention will please come to order. The first business this morning will be the report of the Executive Committee, which will be made by the Secretary.

The Secretary: Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: I did not expect to have to make the report of the Executive Committee. I thought that the report would be made as usual by the chairman of the committee. But the chairman, Mr. James M. Hull, Jr., of Augusta, after arrival at Tybee yesterday was forced to go back home on account of illness in his family. He regretted very much that he had to go. And I regret it also. Mr. Hull has been very keenly interested in the affairs of the Association and has done very much of the work of preparing for this meeting. We are all sorry that he had to return home on account of illness.

The first thing I want to do is to urge all of you to register and get badges. Those of you who are not registered can register at the table near the door leading out to the pavilion.

The first thing that the Executive Committee directs me to call attention to is the elections to membership. I

am very glad that the Membership Committee has an excellent report to make. The Executive Committee has elected to membership seventy-seven new members. (Applause.) I will read the names of those who have been elected to membership, where they reside, and by whom they have been endorsed for membership, as follows: APPLICANT

RESIDENCE

ENDORSED BY Abraham S. Albrecht .. · Atlanta ...... L. C. Hopkins R. L. Anderson ....... Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier G. C. Bidgood ....... Dublin ...... J. E. Burch J. Fleming Bloodworth . . . Irwinton ..... Erwin Sibley Alden Shirley Bradley ... Swainsboro .... Hal Lawson Harry M. Breed ...... La Grange .... Hatton Lovejoy 0. E. Bright ....... . Savannah ... Anderson Ulmer Franklin S. Chalmers ... · Atlanta ...... Asa W. Candler E. F. Childress ..... · Atlanta . .... . L. C. Hopkins Howell Cobb ..... . . · Athens ...... Horace M. Holden P. Cooley ....... ... Jefferson .;... R. H. Kimball John W. Crenshaw ..... Atlanta ..... R. H. Kimball C. C. Crockett ....... Dublin ...... J. E. Burch Jos. B. Cumming, Jr. . . . . Augusta .... • J. C. C. Black B. J. Dasher ........ Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier Troy C. Davis ....... Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier B. S. Deaver .... ... Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier Roy S. Drennan .. .. · Atlanta ...... L. C. Hopkins Jos. B. Duke .... : . . Eatonton · .... Erwin Sibley H. G. Dukes .... . . . Savannah ..... Robt. J. Travis J. Perry Dukes . ... ... Pembroke .... Harry S. Strozier W. Robert Ezell ..... · Atlanta ...... Robt. C. Alston Raiford Falligant ..... Savannah ..... H. Wiley Johnson Lovick G. Fortson .... · Atlanta ...... L. C. Hopkins Reuben F. Gillian .... • Atlanta ...... L. C. Hopkins F. F. Goddard ..... ... Lyons ...... Hal Lawson Jesse Grantham ... ... Fitzgerald .... J. B. Wall A. S. Grove .... .. · Atlanta ...... V. A. Batchelor Will Gunn ..... · : · Macon ...... Harry S. Strozer Geo. H. Harris .... ... McRae ...... Hal Lawson Roy V. Harris ....... Louisville · ... · R. G. Price John S. Highsmith .... · Atlanta ...... Edgar Watkins Raymond 0. Holton ... · Rochelle ..... Hal Lawson Henry G. Howard ..... Augusta ..... Wm. H. Barrett Wm. Schley Howard ... · Atlanta ...... L. C. Hopkins Eli B. Hubbard ........ Gordon ...... Erwin Sibley

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APPLICANT

RESIDENCE

ENDORSED BY W. R. Jennings . :::.. • Athens · ..;.. Horace M. Holden G. A. Johns .......... Winder ..... R. H. Kimball S. J. Jones .... ... Albany ...::. I. J. Hofmayer McKibben Lane : .... : : . Macon : ...... Harry S. Strozier W. C. Little .ii..... Brunswick :... Millard Reese John J. McCreary ..... Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier Wm. A. Mann ....... Macon :..... Harry S. Strozier T. 0. Marshall ...... Americus . ..:: G. C. Webb T. Baldwin Martin ..... Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier W. A. Mason ......... Hawkinsville : .. H. F. Lawson Audrey Mathews : ..... Rome ...... Joel Branham W. K. Meadow .:... • Athens ...... Jno. J. Strickland W. F. Mills ......... Hinesville .... W. C. Hodges Wm. W. Mundy ....... Cedartown ...: C. C. Bunn Lamar L. Murdaugh ... · McRae .....: W. S. Mann W. R. Nisbet . ....... Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier J. A. Noyes ........ · Atlanta ...... L. C. Hopkins. Benton Odom ........ Newton ...... I. J. Hofmayer Allen S. O'Neal . ...... Savannah ..... G. J. Orr E. K. Overstreet ... . . Sylvania ..:.A. B. Lovett . Robt. G. Plunkett ...... Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier H. David Pope ........ Brunswick .... Millard Reese Jos. W. Popper . ....... Macon ...... Walter A. Harris J. C. Pratt. :::..... Winder ...... Rollin H. Kimball I. L. Price ......... Swainsboro ...: J. R. Phillips W. H. Quarterman ..... Winder ...... Rollin H. Kimball Joseph S. Reynolds · ... · Atlanta ...:.. L. C. Hopkins Herman E. Riddell ... ... Atlanta · ..... Robt. C. 'Alston G. D. Ross ......... Winder ...... Rollin H. Kimball H. D. Russell ........ Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier R. B. Russell ........ Winder ...... Rollin H. Kimball Richard B. Russell, Jr.. . . Winder ...... R. H. Kimball T. E. Ryals . ........ Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier Jas. D. Shannon ...... Jeffersonville ... Walter Defore H. B. Troutman ..... · Atlanta ...... L. C. Hopkins Robt. B. Troutman · ... · Atlanta .....LC. Hopkins William S. Tyson ...... Darien ...... Charles M. Tyson A. S. Way ......... Reidsville . .... Walter W. Sheppard Jno. L. Westmoreland . .. · Atlanta ....... Robt. C. Alston J. J. Williams ....... Lyons ...... Hal Lawson George W. Wood, Jr. . . . . Macon ...... Harry S. Strozier

Now in regard to the program: It will be impossible to announce the completed program for the meeting, but we are able to announce the program that has been set for today. As usual, the only thing we will have at this session, except the report of the Executive Committee, is the President's address. This afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Eastern time, the Association will meet, and we will have a paper by Judge A. G. Powell, of Atlanta, on “Practice in the Appellate Courts," after which the question as to the selection of judges and their terms of office will be discussed. The discussion will be led by Mr. W. M. Howard, of Augusta, Mr. H. H. Swift, of Columbus, and Mr. A. P. Persons, of Talbotton.

The Executive Committee has for tonight tried to arrange a get-together meeting, and decided to have a dance and reception in the pavilion. We have had some difficulty in getting music, but I think we are going to have an orchestra. If the weather is not too inclement, the orchestra will be at the pavilion, and we invite all of you to come out. If the weather is too inclement, we will have our get-together meeting and dance at the hotel, and the orchestra will be in the lobby.

One thing I omitted in stating the program for this afternoon is that Judge Cobb will read and discuss the report of the Permanent. Commission on Revision of the Judicial System, which is up for discussion at this meeting. The report will be presented only by Judge Cobb and will not be up for general discussion until later in the meeting.

For tomorrow we have fixed the program tentatively. We will have an address at the morning session by Mr. E. R. Black, of Atlanta, and the annual address at 11:30 o'clock by Prof. Roscoe Pound, dean of the Harvard Law School. That is tentative only, because we do not know whether or not Prof. Pound can reach here in time for the morning session. If not, we will have his address at the afternoon session. Then we will have a discussion at the afternoon session of the subject, “Should the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals be Consolidated ?” This discussion will be led by Mr. A. A. Lawrence, of Savannah, Mr. Millard Reese, of Brunswick, Mr. John J. Strickland, of Athens, and Mr. L. W. Branch, of Quitman.

Tomorrow evening we intend to have a musical entertainment by the Glee Club from the State Industrial College for Colored Youths at Savannah. This was suggested by certain members of the Savannah Bar, who state that the Glee Club gives a really good entertainment. This entertainment will be in the pavilion tomorrow evening at 8:15 o'clock.

On Saturday there will be addresses by Mr. Roland Ellis and Mr. John R. L. Smith, of Macon, and a discussion of the question, “Should the City Courts be Abolished? If so, What Should be Substituted ?” This discussion will be led by Mr. H. F. Lawson, of Hawkinsville, Judge J. E. Burch, of Dublin, and Mr. Blanton Fortson, of Athens. At this time also we hope to have a general discussion of the report of the Permanent Commission on Revision of the Judicial System.

The Executive Committee desire me to say that they hope the members generally will participate in the discussion of all subjects which have been assigned for general discussion at the meeting.

Remember the meeting this afternoon will begin at 3:30 o'clock, Eastern time.

The time has now arrived for the address of the President.

The President: Ladies and Gentlemen, I always thought that the provision of the Constitution of the Bar Association which demands that the President of the Association make an address was a bad provision, and I know it is a bad provision if the President has no imagination. That is the trouble with me. I have undertaken to discuss a subject broad enough to take in anything, and I have designated it “Some Old Saws Re-sharpened.”

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